Promising approaches to the search for fungal metabolites for management of arthropod pests
Keywords:natural compounds, insecticides, mycoinsecticides, fungi, entomopathogens, endophytes, phytopathogens
Biorational insecticides (for instance, avermectines, neonicotinoids, and pyretroids) being analogues of natural compounds are widely used in agricultural practice. However, with increasing resistance of pests to these and other conventional insecticides the development new biorationals is actual problem. In the present review different modern approaches (ecological, genomic, metabolomics and biotechnological) in mining new insecticidal molecules with insecticidal activity produced by fungi are discussed.